These two-year posts give members a chance to represent alumni voices on campus as well as engage with the alumni community at large in meaningful ways.
New members are Jai Phillips ’02, a senior program officer of youth development at the California Community Foundation; and Elijah Pantoja ’18, former assistant director of digital communications and analytics at Pomona College who previously supported Pitzer’s Annual Giving office.
New officers are Mark Cunningham ’89 P’25, who takes over the reins as board president from Diana Bob ’02. Bob has represented alumni interests on the Pitzer College Board of Trustees and has successfully overseen all pillars and committees of the board. Cunningham has been a board member since 2020 and serves as a senior partner in the New Orleans office of Jones Walker LLP, where he co-leads the firm’s Corporate Compliance and White Collar Defense Team.
Cunningham is joined by Derric Johnson ’95, race and justice chair, a newly created role to support alumni engagement by identifying and activating alumni in support of the College’s social justice programs and efforts; Josue Pasillas ’17, reunion chair, which is also a newly created role to help advance reunion giving efforts and increase alumni engagement through volunteerism and alumni weekend participation; and Alumni Board Secretary Elijah Pantoja, who has taken over this role from Pasillas.